Yuka Sugisawa

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Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the validity of the Interaction Rating Scale Advanced (IRSA) as an evidence-based practical index of social skills. Methods. The participants in our study were 17 high school students. The participants completed the five-minute interaction session and were observed using the IRSA. Their teacher evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this paper is to describe the features of the Interaction Rating Scale (IRS) as an evidence-based practical index of children's social skills and parenting. METHODS The participants in our study, which was conducted as part of a Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) project, were 370 dyads of children (aged 18, 30, and 42(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research has established links between corporal punishment and children's developmental problems, but few studies have investigated the moderating effect of positive parenting between corporal punishment and children's developmental difficulties in detail. This study investigated the buffering effect of parental engagement on the(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that sleep problems impact children's health, learning, and school performance. The purpose of this paper is to examine the association between sleeping habits and social competence development. METHODS Three hundred and nine caregiver-child dyads participated in this study, which was conducted as part of a Japan Science and(More)
BACKGROUND The present study examines gender differences in the correlations between intelligence and developmental problems as well as social competence in first graders. METHODS Ninety parent-child dyads participated in this study. The children comprised 7-year-olds recruited from the first grade of an elementary school. All the children were(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding patterns of health service utilization can improve health care and increase use of health services. We examined patterns of health service utilization among residents of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. METHODS A total of 500 adults were surveyed using paper-based questionnaires. The χ(2) test and multiple logistic regression were used to(More)
The purpose of the current study was to clarify the validity and reliability of the Interaction Rating Scale Advanced (IRSA) as a context-based practical index of social competence development. Participants were 50 adults who completed a five-minute interaction session, during which they were observed and assessed using the IRSA. Furthermore, health social(More)
Although active listening is an influential behavior, which can affect the social responses of others, the neural correlates underlying its perception have remained unclear. Sensing active listening in social interactions is accompanied by an improvement in the recollected impressions of relevant experiences and is thought to arouse positive feelings. We(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to clarify the relation between social interaction and seven-year-mortality in a group of elderly people. METHODS The participants were all 65 years or older living in farming communities near major urban centers in Japan (n = 801). The contents of the questionnaire covered social interaction (using an "Index of Social(More)
This study evaluated the validity and reliability of the short form of the Interaction Rating Scale Advanced (IRSA-Brief) as a practical index of social competence development. Fifty adults completed a five-minute interaction session and were assessed with the IRSA-Brief and IRSA. Health social professionals evaluated their social competence based on(More)